NGC 3347 Galaxy Group in Antlia

A group of 3 galaxies, named NGC 3347 (right), 3354 (center), 3358 (left) are arranged physically very close together in the southern constellation Antlia.
All 3 members of the group are situated at a distance of about 125 million light-years and the 2 bigger ones extend to a diameter of approx. 130.000 light-years.
NGC 3347 to the right is strongly interacting with the smaller NGC 3354 in the center, the stellar stream is best visible in the inverted image.

Image data:
LRGB (420-140-140-140 min) total 14 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.2 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon gen2 filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

Processing: Johannes Schedler

Find here a slightly cropped LRGB image in 30/70% size showing the group and an inverted cropped image in 60% size showing the stellar stream between the 2 galaxies below.

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Last modified on Saturday, 13 March 2021 18:05

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